Korean designer gains attention for his controversial fashion

Korean-born, Tokyo-based designer Bajowoo has been taking the international fashion world by storm with his controversial gothic and punk designs.

Bajowoo’s fashion brand 99%IS- is invading Asian catwalks with its unique style. The designer is winning over high profile fans including BIGBANG‘s G-Dragon, 2NE1‘s Dara and CL, and Block B‘s Zico.

Bajowoo has also become known for his controversial persona, recently posing for photos in a ripped surgical mask. Check out Bajowoo’s creepy style in this photo with BIGBANG’s G-Dragon:

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The designer’s latest runway at Seoul Fashion Week took over the event as many celebrity fans flocked to see the show. The runway attracted attention as many of the models were drinking, smoking and even wearing plastic bags and bondage. It was a shocking difference from the traditional and elegant looks usually showcased at the event.

Take a look at some of Bajowoo’s controversial styles from the brand’s Spring Summer 2017 collection below.

Bajowoo Spring Summer collection 2017
Models took to the catwalk wearing Bajowoo’s unique punk designs. / Source: 99%IS-

Bajowoo Spring Summer collection 2017
The brand’s punk aesthetic is a huge leap from the elegant designs usually seen at Asian catwalks.

Bajowoo Spring Summer collection 2017
Unconventional models including some with almost full body tattoos took to the catwalk.

Bajowoo Spring Summer collection 2017
Many of Bajowoo’s designs include political statements similar to the 70’s punk rock era.

Bajowoo Spring Summer collection 2017
Many of the male models were smoking on the catwalk.

Bajowoo Spring Summer collection 2017
This model’s black and white hairstyle, smoking and drinking soju is reminiscent of punk rock era designs.

Bajowoo Spring Summer collection 2017
Bajowoo’s designs are so unique.

Bajowoo Spring Summer collection 2017
Models were also seen wearing plastic bags with zips open for their faces. What kind of political statement could this be?

Bajowoo Spring Summer collection 2017
Many of the models were also getting into character. This model’s persona is really creepy.

Source: Naver